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Wuxi Museum
无锡博物院

Address: 1 Zhongshu Road, Wuxi city, Jiangsu province
Hours: 9am-5pm (No entry after 4pm)
Closed Mondays (Except for national holidays)
General admission: Free
Tel: (+86-510)85727500, (+86-510)85727600
Email: wxbwy506@163.com

Wuxi Museum opens to the public in 2008. [Photo/VCG]

Founded on October 15, 2007, Wuxi Museum is a combination of the previous Wuxi Revolution Museum, Wuxi Museum and Wuxi Science Museum.

It opened to the public on October 1st, 2008, with a construction area of 71,000 square meters and an exhibition area of 24,100 square meters.

One of the museum's permanent collection, the bronze sword of King Liao of Wu, who reigned during the Spring and Autumn Periods (770-476 BC), only has a thickness of 0.7 centimeters [Photo/wxmuseum.com]

Wuxi Museum, currently the largest public cultural service facility in the city, receives an annual average of 600,000 visitors. The design of Wuxi Museum is based on a "people-oriented, audience foremost" concept, and the 27 basic exhibitions are divided into the four areas of Wuxi history, science and technology, video education and special exhibitions.

The hanging scroll Trees with Moss painted by Ni Zan (1301-1374) during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)[Photo/wxmuseum.com]

Wuxi Museum currently has more than 30,000 collection items, of which calligraphy and paintings are the most distinctive, like Ni Zan's Trees with Moss.

Its other well-known collections include the bronze sword of King Liao of Wu, who reigned during the Spring and Autumn Periods (770-476 BC),and hand-written scrolls of Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 ).

With China's first virtual western art exhibition, an advanced digital management system of cultural relics, a dynamic effects cinema and a digital dome theater, Wuxi museum is a large, modern facility with exhibition, education and entertainment functions.

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021

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